Journal title COSTRUZIONI PSICOANALITICHE
Author/s Concetta Russo
Publishing Year 2014 Issue 2014/28 Language Italian
Pages 16 P. 65-80 File size 127 KB
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In this article two therapeutic encounters with Latin-American minors are discussed in an anthropological perspective. The author moves from the critic to the essentialist interpretation of culture and drives the discourse from considering the minors as "foreigners" to considering them as "migrants", showing that they are involved, as well as their parents, in a creative and contractual process of re-thinking their identity. In order to discuss this topic and to put it in relation with the therapeutic encounter, the author analyses three issues: the manifold concept of family, the role played by imagination in the construction of migrants’ identities and the gender roles in Latin-American cultures. The author concludes with some considerations about the premature ending of the two children’s therapy.
Keywords: Anthropology, ethno-psychoanalysis, migration, imagination, gender roles, Latin-American cultures
Concetta Russo, Sintomi di alterità. Per una critica antropologica dell’incontro psicoterapeutico con bambini migranti in "COSTRUZIONI PSICOANALITICHE" 28/2014, pp 65-80, DOI: 10.3280/COST2014-028006